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Listen to the Crashing Surf, Awesome views, Sunrise to Sunset.

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 2 full baths, sleeps 4 with queen sofa bed. Private 2 level cottage

Fishbone is a colorful Caribbean cottage on the private south shore of St. John. It is 2 story with 2 baths, one bedroom, queen sofa bed in the living room and lots of deck space.

You hear the crashing surf and have a panoramic view of the Caribbean Sea. There are hummingbirds and bananquit birds, great star-gazing at night. (You can see the Southern Cross and the Big Dipper in one sky!)

Walk to beaches. Easy hikes are to Ditleff Point and Reef Bay where you may be the only ones on the beach, or a short drive to public beaches. Fishbone is for privacy and nature.

Truely an magical place! Pictures just cannot discribe this cottage. All who arrive at Fishbone are struck with awe. We have many return guests. Concider yourselves blessed if you find this place. You will never forget it!!

Cruz Bay is only 3 miles to the night happenings. Or 2 miles to the Westin Resort for fine dining and a piano bar.

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2017

About The Owner

Welcome to our beautiful island and Fishbone!|

May it's beauty bring you a joyous visit and peaceful stay.

Your hosts, Al & Joan.

Al is known as 'surveyor Al.' He sailed from his home state of NC in the early 80's to become Best-Winters Surveyors on the island. His wife, Joan is an artist and Cranial Sacral Therapist. Her paintings are for sale at the Banzhof Gallery. For Fishbone guests the art throughout the cottage is offered at a special rate.

Henry and Larissa are our gracious concierge. They will help arrange your visit and help with any needs or direction you may need. They have over 15 yrs of experience on the island and know it well. They will make you feel as though you are right at home.

We all enjoy having you at Fishbone!

Take in the natural beauty of our island.

If we can be of further assistance you can reach us at 340-998-3383

Fishbone is your second home in the islands! Please visit us again and be part of the family.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2002

Why The Owner chose St John

It has the privacy of the south shore. Al the surveyor saw the cottage as one of the first choice lots with panoramic views of the Caribbean and perched where the tropical breeze is captured. It is a traditional caribbean cottage.

What makes this cottage unique

Convenience to amenities, 2.5 miles to the town, ferry, dining and entertainment in Cruz Bay, yet secluded enough as we say, to be clothing optional. :)

Guestbook comments from the manager

This cute cottage, fishbone was perfect for our trip. The concierge, Gina was very helpful. She helped us get a jeep and escorted to the cottage and gave us a house tour. The view from the deck was magnificent and we had breeze all the time, no need of AC at all. You would wanna have a jeep to get to this cottage, but also great to driving around the island. We loved waking up with sunrise (or bit later), did morning yoga on the "yoga deck", and breakfast on upstairs deck. We spend a lot of time on the beach and ocean during daytime, went to cruz bay or coral bay at night. Coming back to fishbone made us relaxed after long day of activities. Outdoor shower overlooking the bay complete our day in St John. We recommend fishbone to all guests.
May 2015
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Contant Hill Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - outdoor shower , off bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , off living room
  • Bathroom voted the best shower with a view!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , lower level
  • Queen size fold out couch in living room. A/C in bedroom.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The Westin Resort offers so many options to enjoy. From a week's membership in the gym for $80 that includes tennis court time or water aerobics and yoga!! It is like having a private cottage at the resort we are so close!

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Listen to the Crashing Surf, Awesome views, Sunrise to Sunset.
average rating of 4.695652 based on 30 reviews
Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA

Terrific spot, especially for twosome looking for a quiet retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect, quiet hillside vacation home for our escape. The views are georgous from all angles. Neat as a pin, clean, absolutely safe and nicely appointed, it is a very relaxing home base for St John explorations. Everything needed is provided except perhaps for a small washer/dryer. The manager was very attentive to our WiFi concerns which was our only frustration- there is only one provider. Visitors should plan for 20-45 minutes to get to the many beaches over this beautiful island- Cruz Bay and services/restaurants are about 10-15 minute drive. We would strongly recommend this home for an enjoyable vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great view and relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in the house for a week and enjoyed it a great deal. very nice to come home from the busy beaches to relax on either deck and the outdoor shower was a great place to cool off as stated in many other reviews. We stayed with a 4 year old boy and it was no problem at all. Only thing I would have liked to see more of were places to put our clothes. Overall a very good stay and the management was great and easy to get hold of. I would gladly recommend this house to anyone who likes to get away from the busy life in Cruz Bay.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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All as promised!

  • 5 of 5

The unit was as described, beautiful views and all necessary items for us to make a for a nice base of exploration for 5 days. Plenty of seating, indoors and out, very responsive on island guides and when we had a minor problem with the power (causing the pump to be reset) the issue was fixed quickly. The only minor caution is that the drive up to fishbone and the driveway itself is not for the faint of heart! Steep and narrow!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was a wonderful place to start and end our day.

  • 4 of 5

When at the house we spent most of our time on the lovely decks looking out at the water. We could hear the waves crashing and birds singing. It is a quiet area away from town, but not too far. We had everything that we needed. It was nice to have beach towels, chairs and a cooler available to use for our beach excursions.

Getting to the property was not a problem thanks to Gina:)

We would highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well maintained, perfection

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful time at Fish Bone! Perfect hide away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Perfect views, clean every detail tended to. You will not be disappointed. Best for 1 couple only, because you do not want to miss outdoor shower .

Fruit trees for your breakfast enjoyment,grill for dinner at night,working wifi for movies or music.

Thanks to Gina also for answering any questions we might have had.

Memories we will cherish for a lifetime.

Amy and Kerry Long

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time celebrating our 10 year anniversary at Fishbone! It is even better in person. The views are spectacular and the cottage is stocked with everything needed to enjoy St John. It was the perfect place to relax after a day of adventure. We loved the outdoor shower and stargazing on the awesome decks! Gina was great, very helpful and easy to work with. I would highly recommend staying here and would love to return sometime!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Contant Hill Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Dec 1 2016 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
Jul 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee <6 nights $125

$25/night additional for more than 2 people. A 50% deposit is due upon booking with balance due 60 days before arrival. 4 night minimum.

Low Season: (June 1st - October 31) $1610/week
High Season: (November 1 - May 31) $1995/week

Rates include tax

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Car: necessary

St. John is a small, quiet, Caribbean island with over one half a National Park. With about 4,000 year round residents, it never feels crowded. Beautiful beaches and hiking trails are many. Coral reefs surrounding St. John offering excellent snorkeling & diving. In Cruz Bay, a 5 minute drive, are many wonderful restaurants as well as unique shopping.

Other Activities: Hiking, shopping


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